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Chances of arthritis due to thigh pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Recently, my mother has taken an MRI
User :   the report came as follows.. I need your suggestions how to move forward for further diagnosis
User :   After doing "Ultra Sonography of Abdoman" .. the report came as : User :   Edematous tender Bowel loops noted in left iliac fossa
Doctor :   Ok
User :   - Probably inflammotory colitis
Doctor :   Ok
User :   how should I understand this ? can you share your thoughts on this ?
Doctor :   Were these the reports of Ultrasound or MRI?
Doctor :   Can you also briefly describe the symptoms that she had and why was MRI/Ultrasound scans done?
User :   sorry .. this is Ultrasonography of Abdomen report.. not MRI
Doctor :   Ok
User :   She had pain in the left thigh when she sits and gets up
User :   she can't sit for long time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you meant pain in the thigh muscles?
Doctor :   May I know her age?
User :   yes dr
Doctor :   Since when is she having the pain?
User :   around 50 years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How normal were her bowel habits?
User :   she had piles kind of earlier
User :   sometimes her bowel movement is little tough
User :   recently, she didn't have any problems there
Doctor :   Did she have symptoms such as abdominal pain, recurrent loose stools, episodes of constipation/loose stools alternating?
User :   she is having this pain when she sits / walks
User :   she didn't have abdominal pain, or above symptoms
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   sure
Doctor :   Inflammatory bowel conditions are usually a chronic conditions where the symptoms are often seen since a long time period.
Doctor :   The usual complaints of such condition is altered bowel habits and abdominal pain.
Doctor :   However, since your report of thigh pain and symptoms worsening as and when she moves up, her symptoms are not coinciding with the features of ultrasound scan.
User :   sure
User :   she also had little backpain and slight slip disk at lower lumber
User :   for which she is using medicines from last 4 years
User :   now, the backpain is in control
User :   but, she gets this pain
User :   are they are interelated ?
Doctor :   She will need further evaluation, both in terms of MRI scans, Barium follow.barium enema studies, colonoscopy studies, MR angiogram of the abdomen and so on.
Doctor :   A clinical examination from a gastroenterologist will be necessary both for abdominal examination and to guide you through the test.
User :   do I need to contact gastroenterologist for this ?
User :   pls suggest a specialist whom I should approach
User :   sure
User :   thank you
Doctor :   And as far as the thigh pain is concerned, it could be an arthritic problem or spine related issues which may not be interrelated to the current ultrasound features.
Doctor :   To help you get a good gastroenterologist, may I know your location?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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